Coastal cottages often can't be beaten
There's really nothing like waking to the sound of the waves and the smell of salt rising from the ocean. That's precisely what's offered by coastal cottages, which stud the cliffs or pepper the dunes, sit just metres from roaring surf swells or dot lively promenades by the sands. To enjoy the freedom and freshness of the shores and to explore enchanting fishing towns, read on for information on bagging your home away from home by the water.
Top articles to find perfect coastal cottages
If you're pining for the spray of the waves but are a little short on inspiration, this destination and luxury guide to booking a cottage by the sea is sure to change matters. It ranges from the bays of Pembrokeshire to the isles of Scotland in search of some of the finest sea-view cottages the UK has to offer.
Ranging from the salty harbours of Cornwall's north shore to the colourful sea towns of Wales, this destination guide to beach cottages is a great place to begin your search for somewhere on the sands. It also gives a taste of what luxury living in coastal cottages can be like, reveals what homes in fishing towns offer and aims to uncover some of the most secluded rentals of all.
The wild region of Northumbria is a ticket to some of England's most bracing shoreline, so blow the cobwebs away by booking one of the region's seaside homes. From dog-friendly escapes to cosy boltholes in traditional fishing towns like Seahouses, not to mention places with visions of haunting Bamburgh Castle just outside the window, there's plenty to choose from.
The venerable resort and spa town of Scarborough, which has a whole medley of beautiful coastal cottages, is a great spot to plan your next trip away. Here, you'll find seaside cottages located between the bustle of the South Bay and the panoramic lookouts of the Esplanade on the top of the nearby cliffs.
Whether you're looking to go fossil hunting around Lyme Regis, stroll hand-in-hand along handsome Chesil Beach or live the high life in Poole, Dorset holiday cottages won't disappoint and will allow you to explore every corner of this stunning part of the South Coast.
Ever wondered what type of holiday cottages by the sea there are to pick from? You could book family-friendly seaside holiday cottages, dog-friendly cottages to rent by the sea or even a cosy pad right by the shore for a romantic getaway. There are options to suit every type of traveller.
If you're hankering to stay by the ocean, consider booking coastal holiday cottages for your next trip. You could bag Welsh coastal cottages and be exploring the cliff-backed Pembrokeshire coast by boat before midday or you could opt for Scottish coastal cottages and wake up to the dramatic sight of Skye's shores. The choices are endless.
Journey to loveable Wells-next-the-Sea on the side of Norfolk, where a narrow-gauge railway line can transport you straight from your cottage door to the sands in the summer. This piece also reveals homes nestled in the stunning Norfolk Coast AONB, which means cliff walks and bird spotting and historic manor houses like Holkham Hall also beckon nearby.
Give yourself a fix of English history beneath the ruins of Whitby Abbey with help from this guide to coastal cottages on the edge of Yorkshire. The gorgeous Cleveland Heritage Coast and wide Whitby Beach, with its lines of multicoloured timber huts, are also sure to be right outside the door.